Pre-service training

Participants undertaking the pre-service modules in-group training are to be given copies of materials for each module, with the exception of the session plans.

  • Where one-to-one delivery of all or part of the pre-service modules is necessary, participants can be given copies of all learning materials including session plans, power point presentations, handouts, worksheets, assessment question sheets and participant evaluation forms for each module.
  • An overall outcome of competent/not competent must be recorded for each participant on the Pre-service training - record of attendance and competency outcome form.
  • When competency is achieved in each of the training modules, participants will receive the Pre-service training - statement of achievement certificate.

Foster carer applicants must achieve the pre-service learning outcomes as a prerequisite for initial approval as a foster carer.

Training modules

Pre-service training consists of four training modules. Each module includes a session plan, power point presentation, handouts and assessment documents.

Module one: Context of foster care

1.1 Facilitator notes/ session plan (PDF, 1.8 MB) 

1.2 Powerpoint presentation (PPT, 943 KB) 1.2 Powerpoint presentation (RTF, 276 KB)

1.3 Handouts for participants (PDF, 274 KB) 1.3 Handouts for participants (RTF, 576 KB)

Module two: Understanding the past for a child or young person

2.1 Facilitator notes/ session plan (PDF, 1.5 MB)

2.2 Powerpoint presentation (PPT, 3.5 MB) 2.2 Powerpoint presentation (RTF, 155 KB)

2.3 Handouts for participants (PDF, 307 KB) 2.3 Handouts for participants (RTF, 184 KB)

2.4 Assessment/ worksheet (PDF, 192 KB) 2.4 Assessment/ worksheet (RTF, 173 KB) 

Module three: Early days in a placement

3.1 Facilitator notes/ session plan (DOC, 1 MB)

3.2 Powerpoint presentation (PPT, 469 KB) 3.2 Powerpoint presentation (RTF, 253 KB)

3.3 Handouts for participants (PDF, 369 KB) 3.3 Handouts for participants (RTF, 291 KB)

3.4 Assessment/ worksheet (PDF, 212 KB) 3.4 Assessment/ worksheet (RTF, 576 KB)

Module four: Quality care - working together

4.1 Facilitator notes/ session plan (PDF, 1.9 MB)

4.2 Powerpoint presentation (PPT, 1.7 MB) 4.2 Powerpoint presentation (RTF, 5.5 MB)

4.3 Handouts for participants (PDF, 270 KB) 4.3 Handouts for participants (RTF, 217 KB)

4.4 Assessment/ worksheet (PDF, 176 KB) 4.4 Assessment/ worksheet (RTF, 112 KB) 

4.6 Participant evaluation form (PDF, 106 KB) 4.6 Participant evaluation form (RTF, 79 KB).